Stories by Mathew Schwartz

Trust but verify

Firewalls are guard dogs in a box, designed to resist brute-force attacks, foil hackers and generally police everything going in and out of networks. It's hard not to rely on them. But it's also easy to overestimate their importance in any enterprise security arsenal.

Xerox and Microsoft in Internet Joint Venture

Microsoft Corp. and Xerox Corp. today announced a joint partnership in an e-commerce spin-off, named ContentGuard Inc., that will design software to protect digital documents, books, music, entertainment and other media.

Where Do You Want to Live today?

Microsoft Corp. announced today the creation of HomeAdvisor Technologies Inc., a new company which will release software to streamline the home buying and selling process. It also announced partnerships with several large lending institutions.